Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include Hisao Hanafusa: Nothing but Recollection, The Public Theater’s The Line, On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili

    On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili

    High Line

    Manhattan

    Mon, May 03, 2021, 7:00 pm - Thu, May 06, 2021, 7:00 pm

    High Line Art announces "On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili." Okpokwasili and three other performers will move from the southern end of the High Line in a procession to the Spur at 30th Street and 10th Avenue, where the performance culminates around Simone Leigh’s sculpture "Brick House," the inaugural High Line Plinth commission. The performance will take place at 7pm on May 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2021. "On the way, undone" is ...

    Hisao Hanafusa: Nothing but Recollection

    Hisao Hanafusa: Nothing but Recollection

    Fu Qiumeng Fine Art

    Manhattan

    Thu, Apr 22, 2021 - Sat, Jun 19, 2021

    "Hisao Hanafusa: Nothing but Recollection" is now open. Hisao Hanafusa (b. 1937) was born in Miyakonojo, a city at the southernmost tip of Japan. After graduating from the Kyoto University of Fine Arts, he moved to New York in 1963. Hanafusa is both a traditional craftsman and a contemporary artist. His work encompasses inspirations drawn from vastly different realms and cultures. This solo exhibition takes a retrospective view of Hanafusa’s career by showcasing his paintings from ...

    The Line Is Back For Streaming

    The Line Is Back For Streaming

    The Public Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Apr 26, 2021 - Mon, Jun 21, 2021

    The Public Theater announced the return of "THE LINE," written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen and directed by Blank. First performed live on Zoom on July 8, 2020, the world premiere play was viewed more than 55,000 times in 18 countries during its limited streaming run last summer. Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, "THE LINE" cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline ...

    Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

    Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

    Museum of Modern Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 27, 2021 - Mon, May 31, 2021

    The Museum of Modern Art announces the fourth installment of the Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," an investigation into the intersections of architecture, Blackness and anti–Black racism in the American context. The exhibition and accompanying publication will examine contemporary architecture in the context of how systemic racism has fostered violent histories of discrimination and injustice in the United States. Such conditions have structured and continue to inform the built ...

    The Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

    The Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

    The Joyce Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, May 06, 2021, 8:00 pm - Wed, May 19, 2021, 11:59 pm

    Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception. The company continues to honor the legacy of its co-founder with revivals of his works—this digital program featuring "The Moor’s Pavane" (1949) and "There Is a Time" (1956)—while also continuing to break new ground in dance. Their 2020 co-commission from American Dance Festival, Chafin Seymour’s "Suite Donuts," rounds out their 2021 Joyce digital ...

On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili

Between Gansevoort and West 20th Streets

New York N.Y. 10011

2125006035

High Line Art announces "On the way, undone, a performance by Okwui Okpokwasili." Okpokwasili and three other performers will move from the southern end of the High Line in a procession to the Spur at 30th Street and 10th Avenue, where the performance culminates around Simone Leigh’s sculpture "Brick House," ...

Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America

11 West 53rd Street

new york N.Y. 10019

2127089400

The Museum of Modern Art announces the fourth installment of the Issues in Contemporary Architecture series, "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America," an investigation into the intersections of architecture, Blackness and anti–Black racism in the American context. The exhibition and accompanying publication will examine contemporary architecture in the context of ...

The Limón Dance Company at The Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Avenue

new york N.Y. 10011

2122420800

Founded in 1946 by José Limón and Doris Humphrey, Limón Dance Company has been at the vanguard of American modern dance since its inception. The company continues to honor the legacy of its co-founder with revivals of his works—this digital program featuring "The Moor’s Pavane" (1949) and "There Is a Time" (1956)—while ...